Chatsworth fares highly in survey

Chatsworth Show 2012 - The Yorkshire team participating in the mounted games

Chatsworth Show 2012 - The Yorkshire team participating in the mounted games

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CHATSWORTH has been rated Britain’s favourite stately home in a report on the country’s leading historic attractions.

The survey, by members of the consumers’ organisation, Which?, covered the best-loved and visually stunning structures across the country including castles, palaces, cathedrals and government build­ings.

Chatsworth was Britain’s best stately home and was fourth overall among historic attractions behind Stirling Castle in first place, with the Houses of Parliament and Gloucester 
Ca­thedral in joint second place.

Which? highlighted its vast collection of art, the recent restoration and “well-informed guides” at the home of the Duke and Duchess of Devonshire.

Chatsworth staged its country fair, the biggest event of its kind in England, last weekend.

Despite a slightly soggy showground, the downpours which have marred the summer were kept at bay, and the sun even came out.

Chatsworth holds its autumn plant fair on Sunday.